figuring out my bab with using deadly aim, rapid shot, many shot


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion


so before i add add the feats due to so home brew game mechanics i have the following babs 32/27/22.
taking out gear and the training its 11/6/1 dex is +5 and i have a +1 adaptive composite long bow and because i trained my archery vigorously( i spent a large portion of my down time practicing) i was awarded bonus to hit +15
so trying to figure out the break down of my attacks and arrows fired and to better under stand the feats a little better

Rapid Shot
Benefit: When making a full-attack action with a ranged weapon, you can fire one additional time this round at your highest bonus. All of your attack rolls take a –2 penalty when using Rapid Shot.

Many Shot
Benefit: When making a full-attack action with a bow, your first attack fires two arrows. If the attack hits, both arrows hit. Apply precision-based damage (such as sneak attack) and critical hit damage only once for this attack. Damage bonuses from using a composite bow with a high Strength bonus apply to each arrow, as do other damage bonuses, such as a ranger’s favored enemy bonus. Damage reduction and resistances apply separately to each arrow.


BAB and bonus to hit is not the same thing. BAB is derived strictly from your class levels and does not include feats, gear or any other adjustments. From what you posted your BAB is 11/6/1.

Rapid shot gives you an extra attack at 11 BAB, but all your attacks including that one take a -2 penalty. Many means the first shot (roll) hits twice so you do twice the damage, but do not get precision based damage or the multiple for a critical hit on the second arrow.

So based on what you posted you would get 4 rolls to hit (+30/+30/+25/+20) but if you hit with the first shot you would roll damage twice but subtract any DR from both rolls. If the first hit is a critical you only multiply the damage for the first shot. Any further hits would do damage normally.


To add to what Mysterious Stranger said: with deadly aim you would be at +27/+27/+22/+17 and have a +6 to damage above what you have for normally.


Titus strongjaw wrote:
... and because i trained my archery vigorously( i spent a large portion of my down time practicing) i was awarded bonus to hit +15 ...

Wait what? 0_o


MrCharisma wrote:
Titus strongjaw wrote:
... and because i trained my archery vigorously( i spent a large portion of my down time practicing) i was awarded bonus to hit +15 ...
Wait what? 0_o

home brew mechanic where gm allowed to train certain features like i fired sum 26000 arrows over the course of our campaign thus far and gained a +15 bonus to hit


That is a rediculous bonus to hit 0_o

All good, if you're all on the same page and having fun then have at it.

The others already answered your question - I was just curious.

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